160 Pier Street PERTH
This course provides invaluable experience for younger practitioners, individuals new to litigation and anyone seeking a refresher in advocacy. A non-residential, family friendly and convenient city location with simulated scenario based training in a real courtroom setting with judicial coaches.
This intensive course offers practical exercises in small groups with guidance and constructive feedback from volunteer teachers who are experienced advocates, including barristers and members of the judiciary.
In preparation for the weekend, you are required to attend two briefing sessions on:
• Case Theory by Head Coach, the Hon Justice Chaney of the Supreme Court; and:
• Voice and Performance – a vital tool in advocacy, by Julia Moody voice coach and expert.
Practical application comprises of one civil interlocutory injunction where participants argue for either the applicant or the respondent. The problem question used for practising examinations and cross examinations of witnesses and closing statements is a criminal problem. Budding civil advocates will recognise the benefits of this as a large number of preeminent civil barristers honed their advocacy skills while practising in crime.
The Hon John Chaney SC, Supreme Court of Western Australia – Head Coach
The Hon Justice Robert Mazza, Supreme Court of Western Australia
The Hon Justice Bruno Fiannaca, Supreme Court of Western Australia
His Honour Judge Laurie Levy SC, District Court of Western Australia
Her Honour Judge Amanda Burrows SC, District Court of Western Australia
Her Honour Judge Fiona Vernon, District Court of Western Australia
Her Honour Judge Kate Glancy, District Court of Western Australia
Her Honour Judge Wendy Gillan, District Court of Western Australia
Amanda Forrester SC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia
Mara Barone, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Patricia Cahill SC, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Bill Keane, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Julia Moody – Voice & Performance Coach
About the weekend
Hands on experience by performing as advocates in an actual courtroom environment, supported by a student/teacher ratio of eight to two. Experienced teachers observe the performances and use proven techniques to deliver effective feedback. In preparation for the weekend, a briefing session will be held to introduce attendees to the concept of ‘case theory’ and be given materials to begin their preparations for the weekend.
5 points Competency 2 Professional Skills
1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility